Platform economy database

Eurofound’s platform economy database provides information on publications, articles, court cases, initiatives and other outputs related to platform work, or those forms of work that are organised and mediated through online platforms (websites and apps). This resource provides metadata for each entry, such as the name of the author, year of publication, whether it concerns an open access or subscription-based material, a brief description of the content and where available a web link to a source from which eligible users may access content.

This report looks at delivery platforms and their impact on social security, autonomy of workers, and algorithmic control. It does so by providing definitions of platform work, the employment status of platform workers, and legal...

From 12 July 2020, the Regulation on promoting fairness and transparency for business users of online intermediation services (P2B Regulation) shall apply. This Regulation requires online intermediation services, such as ecommerce...

Building on an emerging literature concerning algorithmic management, this article analyzes the processes by which food delivery platforms control workers and uncovers variation in the extent to which such platforms constrain the...

Current understanding of what constitutes work in the growing gig economy is heavily conflated, ranging from conceptualisations of independent contracting to other

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The gig economy has captured public and policy interest and is growing as an area of academic inquiry, prompting debate about the future of work, labour regulation, and the impact of technology and job quality. This special issue...

The platform economy is the result of a technological environment in which the availability and generalization of a set of interacting technologies gives rise to and opens the possibility of generating new types of business that disrupt...

21 January 2015 - TaskRabbit V. 3 was a massive departure from how the platform had worked for years, it had been tested rigorously prior to its public debut, and seemed to be an ideal solution to supply and demand issues that had been...

From the contract of employment to the 'gig economy', attention in the United Kingdom has been fixed on the medium through which personal work relationships have been facilitated. Fragmentation and the associated decline in trade unions...

This article evaluates the job quality of work in the remote gig economy. Such work consists of the remote provision of a wide variety of digital services mediated by online labour platforms. Focusing on workers in Southeast Asia and...

Much of the work performed by the global translation industry is handled by freelance labor. This segment of the industry has seen a radical structural transformation that has accompanied a radical transformation in the media...

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